I am a Spanish-American photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Being raised in my Grandmother's restaurant and working in Fortune 500 corporations, I understand the hard work and dedication needed to build and maintain a business. Therefore, my specialty is working with businesses to create images for their own marketing and promotional use.
Having raced bicycles for most of my life, my photography career started in sports photography, covering big races such as the Amgen Tour of California and the Tour of Utah. Since 2010, I have served as the Official Photographer for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Some notable clients include; ExxonMobil, Nike Golf, ForeSee, Infusionsoft, Air Products & Chemicals, Pebbletec, Grabba Greens.
I am regularly involved in the community through organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Volunteering at high school career and advisory boards, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement.
I own Photo Fusion Studio in Phoenix, AZ. A photography studio that is there to help other photographers grow their own photography business. Owning a photography business can be challenging, our unique co-op is there to help each other through regular meetings and interaction. You can find out more on our Facebook page and community here
Calling myself a professional photographer and being one are different things to me and should be to you.
I am a Certified Professional Photographer and an active member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Arizona Professional Photographers Association (AZPPA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
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I've run and survived running with the bull in Pamplona, Spain
About 75% of the population fears public speaking. I don't, I fear 1 to 1 conversations.
Passed introductory Sommelier certification and currently studying for next levels
Have visited 46 US States, only 4 to go!
For 7-days I'll average nearly 20,000 steps and 2,000 photographs per day! As I walk up, down and around the TPC Scottsdale course and nearby venues. From practice rounds, pro-am tournaments, Special Olympics, Junior golf day, nightly Birds Nest concerts and oh yeah, the actual golf tournament! This is no small feat and one the requires a lot of planning and professionalism.
The Thunderbirds and their staff put on an amazing event that ultimately delivers the most charitable contributions of any other tournament and a great economic boost to the local economy.
Feel free to follow me on a special Instagram profile @wmpophoto or hashtag #wmpophoto for more.
Some photographers claim to do it all, I won't, I want to make sure you get the photographer you need.
Let's chat and see if I can help, if not, then I'm happy to refer other great photographers in the area.